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Four Reasons Why Allergies Affect Your Whole Head

With hay fever season right around the corner and summer allergies almost done, you may be groaning internally about the unpleasantness of hay fever. Why does it have to affect your whole head? Here are four reasons why seasonal hay fever affects your whole head.

Numerous Internal Sinus Cavities and Their Connections

Your sinuses are not limited to your nasal passages. You have sinus cavities behind the upper part of your nose, above your eyes, and in your skull in front of your ears. When you have a histamine reaction such as hay fever, all of these sinuses begin to swell in order to block the allergens from entering your body. That is why you feel it in your cheeks, around your eyes and in your nose. (These cavities also allow for the free exchange of fluids in your head; tears run into your nose and throat to cleanse and mucous and …

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Dealing With Your Dizziness And Balance Issues: Options For You

When you suffer from dizziness and balance issues, every time you stand or try to walk anywhere can cause you anxiety and worry. While your balance may not falter every time you get up and go, there is always a chance. You may think that this is simply a reality that you will just have to deal with. However, this is not the case. There are treatment options that may help you with your dizziness and balance issues so that you can get back to living a life unburdened by frequent problems with your balance. Get to know a few of those treatment options so that you can give them a try as soon as possible.

Vestibular Physical Therapy

Vestibular physical therapy, also known as vestibular rehabilitation is a form of treatment that is provided by a physical therapist. It focuses on performing exercises that help restore balance and ensure …

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Sleep May Be The Key To Maintaining A Healthy Marriage

Researchers have found that 63% of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep during the week. A lack of sleep can impact your overall quality of life, from affecting your productivity at work to making you too tired to enjoy time with family and friends. For married couples, being tired can lead to bickering, stress, and a less-than-ideal romantic life. If you want to keep your marriage going strong, here are a few things to consider.

1. Put down the phone.

It’s late at night, and you’re curled up on the couch or in bed with your partner . . . but instead of enjoying each other’s company, you’re staring at your own phones or tablets. If this scenario is a familiar one in your house, you might want to rethink your evening ritual. 

Personal devices can keep you up later than normal, as studies have shown, because they keep your brain …

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Say What? 2 Myths (And 2 Truths) About Hearing Loss And Hearing Aids

The great thing about the internet is having thousands of articles’ worth of information right at your fingertips. The bad thing about the internet, however, is that those thousands of articles may or may not be true. Differentiating the myths about hearing aids from the actual truths can be hard and labor-intensive – but there are some basic myths (and some interesting truths) that you should know about if you or a loved one wear a hearing aid. So if you’re interested in learning, rather than sifting through information, then here’s what you need to know.

Only Elderly People Get Hearing Loss: MYTH

Not even close – it turns out that a whopping 65% of those with hearing loss are under the age of 65. No matter what your age – or if you feel like you’re not “old enough” to have reduced hearing – you should always be open …

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Here Comes The Sneezing: 4 Ways To Keep Allergy Symptoms Under Control

If you have allergies, you know it’s just a matter of time before the symptoms kick in. If you’ve already had your allergies diagnosed, you know what you’re allergic to and your ENT specialist has prescribed treatment. In addition to the instructions provided by your doctor, here are some other simple steps you can take to keep the symptoms under control.

Know the Difference

If you’re like most people with allergies, your symptoms can coincide with seasonal colds and flu’s. That can make it difficult to tell whether you’re sick or your allergies are just acting up. If you’re not sure whether your symptoms are allergy or virus related, there are a couple of things you can do to identify the culprit. First, take a look around and your family and friends. Are any of them sick? If not, your symptoms are probably allergy related. Next, look at the calendar. …

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3 Common Misconceptions About Hearing Loss And Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is very common as people age. Some 18 percent of U.S. adults between 45 and 54 have this problem, and the percentage is significantly higher for senior citizens. Untreated hearing loss is detrimental to the individual in various ways, but misconceptions about hearing loss and hearing aids can lead people to delay getting the help they need. 

Common Misconceptions 

Your Doctor Would Notice If You Have Hearing Loss

Consider how quiet an exam room is at a clinic or doctor’s office. Typically, the door to this small room is closed and the enclosed environment muffles sounds from outside.

People generally have the most trouble hearing in environments where there is interfering noise, where several people are talking and where acoustics are poor. 

Hearing Loss Is Normal for Older People

Hearing loss may technically be normal by a certain age, but consider that a certain level of close-up vision …

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